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This tutorial is written by Ann on September 17th,2014 with a Dutch version of PSP X6
Any similarity to other tutorials is a coincidence

 

 

Materials:  

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Translated into English by Chris for ASDwebdesigns, into German by Marion and  into French by Lorna

  • Whith special thanks to the people behind the scenes

  • TD-studio uses tubes by Kitty & Annelies regularly with their permission

 

Plugins:

  • < I.C.NET Software - Filters Unlimited 2.0>
  • Toadies - Plain Mosaic Blur **
  • MuRa's Meister - Cloud and Copies
  • VanDerLee - Unplugged X -
  • Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Gradient Glow

    ** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

Open all files in PSP, duplicate and close the originals. NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize some of the files.
 

From PSP 14, 15 AND 16 there is no option for Image - Mirror & Image -  Flip There is a new option but this does not give the same result except when the tube/image covers the whole image from side to side There is a easy way to add the old Mirror and Flip options to the Image Menu I have written a tutorial you can find it HERE. From PSP 17 the option is back

NOTE: If you use your own images or tubes, make them the same size!!!

 

 

Colors:

   
#62749c #3a3c4b #ffffff #000000    

Note: When working with your own colors, play with the Blend Mode and/or Opacity at your own discretion

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #62749c

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #3a3c4b

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to Foreground/Background Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Radial

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new Gradient image of 900 x 500 px

Effects - Distortion Effects Wave


02
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Materials Palette: Change the Foreground to Texture "@nn_070510_TXT_tdstudio.bmp"
 
 
Flood Fill Tool: Click once with your Texture on this Layer
 
Result:
 
 
 

 
03
 
Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Color Filters - Blue Sky
 
 
Effects - Illumination Effects - Sunburst
 
 
Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay and Lower the Opacity to 60
 

 
04
 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "@nn_100914_Selectie_001_DeepInThe City_tdstudios"
 
 
Maximize "new-york.jpg"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection
 
Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 50
 
Keep Selected
 

 
05
 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders
 
 
Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor  
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Outer Bevel
 
 
 
Selections - Select None
 

06
 
Layer Palette: Change the Foregroundcolor to #ffffff 
 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "@nn_100914_Selectie_002_DeepInThe City_tdstudios"
 
 
Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor 
 
Effects - Plugins - Toadies - Plain Mosaic Blur 128/128/0
 
Selections - Select None
 
Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 30
 
Your work looks like this now:
 

 
07
 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "@nn_100914_Selectie_003_DeepInThe City_tdstudios"
 
 
Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Cloud
 
 
Selections - Select None
 

08

 

Effects - Distortion Effects - Punch 100
 
 
Result:
 
 
Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this layer to 20
 

 
09
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Radar
 
 
Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten
 
Your work looks like this now:
 
 

10
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Buttons and Frames - Rectangular Button
 
 
Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode to Hard Light and lower the Opacity to 60
 
Result:
 
 

11
 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "@nn_100914_Selectie_004_DeepInThe City_tdstudios"
 
 
Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor
 
Selections - Select None
 

12

 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Effects - Reflection Effects - Feedback
 
 
Image - Free Rotate:
 
 

13

 
Effects - Image Effects - Offset
 
 
Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 30
 
Your work looks like this now:
 
 

14

 
 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "@nn_100914_Selectie_005_DeepInThe City_tdstudios"
 
 
Maximize "@nn_121213_Paper_Brown_330_dstudio"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection
 
Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay and lower the Opacity to 70
 

15

 
Layer - New Raster Layer
 
Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders
 
 
Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor 
 
Selections - Select None
 

16

 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Right 100
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal
 
Your work looks like this now:
 
 

17

 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Activate the Brush Tool (B) and select "@nn_170914_brush_DITC_001_tdstudio" Size: 900
 
 
Stamp once with the Foregroundcolor like this:
 
 
Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Dodge and lower the Opacity to 40
 

18

 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Activate the Brush Tool (B) and select "@nn_170914_brush_DITC_002_tdstudio" Size: 843
 
 
Stamp once with the Foregroundcolor like this:
 

19

Layers - New Raster Layer

 

Activate the Brush Tool (B) and select "@nn_170914_brush_DITC_003_tdstudio" Size: 900

 
Stamp once with the Foregroundcolor like this:
 
 
Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay and lower the Opacity to 65
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow  Vertical: 2  Horizontal: 2   Opacity: 50   Blur: 8  Color: #000000
 

 
20
 
Maximize "@nn_170914_text_DITC_tdstudio"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New layer
 
Move into place like this:
 
 

21

 
Maximize "@nn_170914_loopplank_DITC_tdstudio"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New layer
 
Move into place like this:
 
 

22

 
 
Maximize "@nn_170914_text_deepinthecity_tdstudio"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New layer
 
Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Gradient Glow - Preset - "@nn_170914_DITC_EC5_GG_tdstudio"
 
Note: If the Preset won't install for you, use these settings:
 
 
Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay and lower the Opacity to 85

Move into place like this:

 

23

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Image is still in memory)

 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow  Vertical: 0  Horizontal: 4   Opacity: 50   Blur: 5  Color: #000000
 
Move like this:
 
 

24

 
Maximize "Alies 1- 2VR061-woman_19072014_small"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Move to the Left like this:
 
 

25

 
Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Gradient Glow - Preset - "@nn_170914_DITC_EC5_GG_tdstudio"
 
 
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 15
 
Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay and Opacity to 100
 

 
26
 
Again Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Image is still in memory)
 
Move like this:
 
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow  Vertical: 0  Horizontal: Minus 20   Opacity: 30   Blur: 30  Color: #000000
 
Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten
 
Window - Duplicate - proceed on the copy
 

27

 
Image - Resize:
 
 
Image - Picture Frame - Select Film from the drop down menu
 
 
 
Edit - Copy Special - Merged
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 

28

 
Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies
 
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow  Vertical: 3  Horizontal: 3   Opacity: 45   Blur: 5  Color: #000000
 
Move the frame slightly to the Right like this:
 
 
Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten
 
Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Buttons and Frames - Rectangular Button  3, 117, 40. Outline - Checked
 

29

Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial by Ann and my translation! Please do not forget to thank the people behind the scenes ( Translators/Tubers)  :-)

If you wish you can post your result on my Facebook Page

Extra Example by Chris: